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2 Aug 2022

What's New
The seemingly never ending What's New menu has been updated to just list years with on page buttons for each month. Much more compact and manageable.
Menu highlighter
I've made a few improvements to the menu highlighter that shows which page you are viewing on the left menu, by outlining it in red. It will now:
  • Show Portal's chapters correctly as belonging to Portal on the Recreation Menu, for example
  • Correctly highlight the type of Quiz you are using, no matter what size of quiz you choose, for example
  • Show which series you are looking at, even when you are looking at an individual episode page (Review, Images, Datapints etc), for example

1 Aug 2022

Style sheet update
I've updated the stylesheet. If you are not seeing the menus display correctly please force a refresh of your web browser. Alternatively, clear your cache.
We asked "What did you think of "Stormy Weather", episode 6 of Season 4 of Star Trek Discovery?" and you voted for "Hated it!" with a winning score of 7 out of 19 votes (36.8%). For our new poll we are asking "What did you think of "…But to Connect", episode 7 of Season 4 of Star Trek Discovery?"
Caption Comp
Congratulations to "MLCoolJ" winner of last months caption competition.

31 Jul 2022

Nichelle Nichols, RIP
Nichelle Nichols who played Uhura in Star Trek The Original Series and the follow-up movies, has passed away at the age of 89 from natural causes. She was, amongst other things, famous for being part of one of the first interracial kisses to appear on American network television.

She will be greatly missed. Our thoughts go our to her family and friends.

30 Jul 2022

Table spacing
I've updated the stylesheet on the site to make some more room in the various striped tables on the pages. It's a subtle change but makes them feel so much less cramped.

I've also change the sort arrows used on tables to indicate sort order. The old Up / Down triangles were making the column headings somewhat wonky. The new arrows, and respectively, are clean and don't interfere with the line heights.

As always, with a stylesheet change, force a reload of the page to see the change.
Sudden Death
I've found a way to cheat on Sudden Death game. Accordingly, I've reset the all time high scores to 0. Obviously, I've closed the hole.

27 Jul 2022

Ship pages
Fixed an issue that was preventing ships like the Korolev Class from displaying correctly.

25 Jul 2022

and finally on Quotes:
  • We now deal with quotes that are to 2 people, providing links to both.
  • I've added Quotes to all episodes in series that have full reviews (TOS, TNG, DS9, VOY, ENT and STP)
  • I've also made Quotes searchable.

22 Jul 2022

Single person quotes
Well I liked the new multi person quote format so much I've altered the single person one to the same basic format. On pages where more than one quote appears this makes thing really nice. On pages with just one it works fine and provides consistency between the two. The new single quite looks like this
Pike : 
to Number one; the first time the word was ever used in Trek
The person saying the line is on the left (same as multi line quotes), the person it's said to on the next under the quote. If there is a contaxt that is after that.

Were we have a page for the people they are linked and coloured accordingly.

It works so nicely that I've taken the extra space at the bottom of the quote away. You will likely have to force a reload so the style sheet updates to see that update.

18 Jul 2022

Multi-person quotes
I've improved the way the multi-person quotes work. Previously it would look like this:
Odo : "You are not at all what I expected."
Lwaxana : "No one's ever paid me a greater compliment."
     People: Odo, Lwaxana Troi
Now it is much more inline with the other, single line quotes, looking like this:
Odo : "You are not at all what I expected."
Lwaxana : "No one's ever paid me a greater compliment."
Which scans much better and is easier get to the links, especially when there are more than a few lines of them.

16 Jul 2022

I've remove Disc number from the review pages, it is a very old concept to have actual disks and put them in a player. I've had all of mine on digital for quite some time.

I've also replaced the Disc number with a more modern "series x episode" label, that is often seen on the internet. So Season 3, episode 10 would be shown as "3 x 10". The 3 can still be clicked to get to a list of season 3 and the episode number will be clickable to get to that episode. There is still an overall episode number to go with it.

The Episode page has been reorganised to respect this information and present the data in a more logical order.

12 Jul 2022

We've changed the font used for our menus and buttons. The new one is crisper and supports accented characters a lot better. Look at the A in daystrom, the old font is rounded at the top and the new triangular.

As always with such updates you will have to force a refresh on your web browser. Either clear your cache or hit shift reload, that usually does it.

So, as a first change that this update has allowed Cristobal Rios has become Cristóbal Rios, as he should have been in the first place. You can even search for the old format and it will still find him...

10 Jul 2022

I've now added mini reviews for season 1 of Star Trek: Prodigy

9 Jul 2022

Well, after much thought I've decided to add mini reviews of the Star Trek: Discovery episodes. There will be no additional information other than the reviews and the information on them (such as cast, crew etc).

From an in universe point of view everything about the USS Discovery and her missions are classified and removed from Federation systems, so DITL wouldn't have records of it anyway. Equally, once Discovery has jumped into the future, DITL wouldn't be aware of the events anymore, as our timeframe is set as far forwards as the end of Star Trek: Picard.

As you look at the reviews you will notice that some of the people are linked to write-ups. The reason for this will become apparent in due course.

As of now all 55 episodes are available in the reviews section.

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